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Producers have confirmed that the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita will transfer to London’s Barbican Theatre next summer.
Evita will open for a limited eight week run on 27 June 2020, showing until 22 August 2020.
The musical, which has been reinvented by esteemed director Jamie Lloyd, was seen by over 75,000 people during its run at the Open Air Theatre, becoming the venue’s highest grossing production of all time.
Fans can get tickets to see Evita 48 hours early through our presale.
The presale begins at 10:00 on Wednesday 30 October 2019.
Evita first premiered in the West End in 1978, becoming an instant classic and taking home the Olivier Award for Best Musical that year.
With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and book by Time Rice, Evita tells the story of Argentinian political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The plot concentrates on her early life, rise to power, philanthropic work and eventual death.
The score includes the timeless classics Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Oh! What A Circus and Another Suitcase In Another Hall.
Evita has entranced millions of audience members in the West End, on Broadway and through numerous touring productions since its debut.
Ken Russell adapted the musical into a hit film in 1996, starring Madonna and Antonia Banderas. The movie would earn Madonna her first Academy Award, taking home an Oscar for her powerful rendition of the song You Must Love Me.
After a successful sell out run at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Jamie Lloyd and his full creative team will bring Evita to London’s Barbican Theatre from 27 June – 22 August 2020.
Casting will be announced soon.